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Meet Laura Berg’s Team

Laura Berg

Laura Berg

Mortgage Consultant

Laura received her Real Estate License in 1988 and sold residential real estate until 1991. At that time she decided to get into Residential Lending using her Real Estate background to ensure Realtors and their clients she would be working with received excellent service. With more than 20 years’ experience in Loan Origination, Laura combines her education, experience, and expertise to help her clients understand the loan process and put their minds at ease as they consider the complex financial transaction of a home mortgage. She understands the importance of every client and prides herself on educating her clients about all of their options to assist them in making an informed and educated decision. Laura’s knowledge and experience in every level of the Mortgage Industry is what makes her unique and sets her apart from her competition. Laura owned and operated her own company, Five Star Financial, for 12 years while originating loans, and has had several years’ experience as both a Retail Loan Officer and now as a Banker with a Direct Lender. Her primary goal is to exceed her clients’ expectations.
Elise Berg

Elise Berg

Client Care Coordinator

Elise graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2009 with a degree in Sociology. She started her career in Foreclosures which gave her valuable Customer Service skills that she is able to utilize on Laura Berg’s team. Elise is involved in preparing the files for our technical team to help ensure a smooth setup as well as sending out the final closing packages and managing the client database.
Christy Calderon

Christy Calderon

Sales Associate

Christy assists Laura with making sure all of our client calls get returned in a timely manner. Christy graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Chemistry. Her attention to details when taking applications over the phone has resulted in a thorough understanding of the files before the documents even arrive in our office. Christy has been in the Loan Industry for more than 9 years as a Sales Associate and Transaction Coordinator to a top producer in Santa Barbara prior to joining our team.
Nichole Ecsedy

Nichole Ecsedy

Team Leader

Nichole joined Laura’s Team in 2008. Nichole has been in the banking industry since 1997 working as a Bank Teller, Bank Manager, Processor, Transaction Coordinator, Sales Associate and, now Team Leader. Nichole’s knowledge and technical expertise are extremely valuable skills which allow us to navigate through some very challenging files. Nichole works on preapprovals, sales calls, coordinating with operations, and bringing challenges to a successful conclusion.
Barbara Phillips

Barbara Phillips

Production Assistant

Barbara comes to us with an incredible background in the Loan Industry. Barbara started her career with Countrywide in 2001 in the Foreclosure Department. She then moved on to a Production Specialist in the Retail end of Lending and then to Processing & Sales. She is on the technical side of Laura Berg’s Team as she is involved in preapproving the files when the documents come in as well as researching and understanding all required guidelines.
Maria Pineda

Maria Pineda

Processor

Maria joined our team in October 2015. She has been in the business for 6 years, and her excellent attention to detail ensures a smooth transaction from contract to close. She works with the Underwriter and Production Assistant to gather the necessary items to close the loan on time. Maria is also fluent in Spanish which allows us to serve more of our community.
Brianne Krum

Brianne Krum

Processor

Brianne’s skills are very valuable in making sure the Customer Service and communication that we provide excels. Brianne is excellent about updating and following up with our clients from contract to close to bring our transactions to a successful “on time” close.

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